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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-51

Reconstruction of lost ear lobule

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Gandhi Medical College, Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Subodh Kumar Arige
13-6-457/29, Gayatrinagar, Shivbagh, Gudimalkapur, Hyderabad - 500 067, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.257163

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Introduction: An absent ear lobule may be congenital or the result of trauma, infection, etc. Many procedures have been described for reconstruction. Aim: To present our experience with the Zenteno Alanis and the Gavello techniques. Materials and Methods: The lobule was reconstructed in four patients. Reconstruction of the lobule in the first patient was done by Zenteno Alanis technique and in the next three patients, it was done by Gavello's technique. Results: Results were satisfactory with both techniques. Division and inset were needed in Zenteno Alanis technique to correct the bunched skin behind the lobule at the base of the flap. The scar was inferior and visible. In Gavello's technique, the surgery was single-staged and the scar was retroauricular. Conclusions: Zenteno Alanis technique needed “division and inset” and the scar was visible. Gavello's single-staged reconstruction resulted in a scar, which could be concealed.

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